My grandfather was Jon Vernhardson the younger; he remained "Vernhardson" until his death in 1934. The elder Jon became "Leifur" for reasons unknown to me. I have much more info--have contacted one daughter and grand-daughter of Jon the elder, and many of the Sturlaugson branch.
Richard E. Johnson, Jr.
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